Latham & Watkins LLP

Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Represents borrowers and lenders on sophisticated energy financing and debt matters. Also active on leveraged finance and acquisition finance work. Acts for a client base composed of significant banks, investment funds, financial advisors and government bodies.

Strengths Sources praise the team's "good experience in the reserve-based loan market," and add: "All members of the team are fantastic and easy to work with."

Peers praise the team's lender-side practice: "It's a talented group of practitioners."

Work highlights Acted for UGI Corporation on obtaining a senior secured term loan facility to fund its acquisition of Columbia Midstream Group.

Notable practitioners

Catherine Ozdogan typically acts for clients on acquisition financings in the upstream and midstream energy sectors. Market commentators praise her abilities in syndicated transactions, highlighting her “experience and practicality.”

Craig Kornreich frequently acts for financial institutions on commercial lending matters in the oil and gas industry. Interviewees value his "calm presence on transactions" and that he is "focused, bright and can synthesize issues very quickly."

Sources give praise to Michael Chambers , identifying him as "one of the go-to people in the finance space when it comes to junior capital."He is known for his capability across both lending and capital markets transactions.

Trevor Wommack is held in regard for his handling of both single-lender and syndicated loans, with recent work in reserve-based lending. Sources say:"He is practical, responsive and understands the area; he's easy to work with."